Jewish Art in European Synagogues (From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century) [FROM THE ... Jewish Art in European Synagogues (From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century) [FROM THE ... Jewish Art in European Synagogues (From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century) [FROM THE ...

Jewish Art in European Synagogues (From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century) [FROM THE LIBRARY OF RACHEL WISCHNITZER*]

Loukomski, George

Published by Hutchinson & Co, London, 1947
Condition: g to vg Hardcover
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Quarto. 182pp. Original blue cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Rachel Wischnitzer's initials in red ink on half-title. Profusely illustrated with annotated b/w photographic reproductions of art in synagogues in Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, Holland, France, Italy, Spain, and many other European countries. Main contents: An Historical introduction by Cecil Roth: The art of European synagogues. General views and studies of synagogues. Some ritual sources and features of synagogal buildings. Some considerations and comments on the evolution of plans of the synagogue. The synagogues of Eastern Europe. The synagogues of Central Europe. The synagogues of Western Europe. The synagogues of South-Western and Southern Europe. Jewish decorative art as displayed in the synagogues. Tombstones (Decorative Sculptures). Conclusions. Appendices: Some historical surveys and records. Bibliography. List of synagogues.Moderate shelf wear, with rubbing to head and tail of spine. Slight offsetting to endpapers. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. * Rachel Wischnitzer (1885-1989) was a pioneer in the fields of Jewish art history and synagogue architecture. Her wide-ranging scholarship included books, articles, book reviews, and exhibition catalogs on ancient, medieval, and modern Jewish art. Bookseller Inventory # 40293

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Title: Jewish Art in European Synagogues (From the ...

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co, London

Publication Date: 1947

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g to vg

Edition: First edition.

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